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Governors open as college hoops underdog vs Blue Demons

Austin Peay GovernorsDePaul Blue Demons
Nov 17, 2:00 PM | Allstate Arena

Austin Peay Governors vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds


The DePaul Blue Demons will hit the floor running against the visiting Austin Peay Governors Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Allstate Arena.

The Blue Demons are 1-1 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Governors, meanwhile, are 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen DePaul go 1-0 and the Governors go 0-0 on the totals.

View Austin Peay vs DePaul Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
DePaul opened as 14.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 265-rated Austin Peay taking on the No. 258-rated Blue Demons in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-64 win for the Blue Demons on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits DePaul's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 75 PPG, against a Governors defense that ranks No. 227 at 69 PPG. The Blue Demons field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Governors marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Austin Peay owns the country's No. 231-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. DePaul, on the other hand, rates No. 154 in scoring at home.

Austin Peay lost its last outing, a 74-54 result against Western Kentucky on November 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Austin Peay was run off the court by the Hilltoppers on Tuesday as Western Kentucky routed them 74-54 at EA Diddle Arena.

DePaul lost its last outing, a 71-59 result against Gardner-Webb on November 15. DePaul got 18 points from Cleveland Melvin but lost anyway, 71-59, to Gardner-Webb on Thursday at Allstate Arena.

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Western Carolina are 0-2
After playing Western Kentucky are 3-3
After a loss are 3-7

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Governors at Blue Demons trends to consider:
DePaul is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Austin Peay at Western Carolina, Tuesday, November 20
DePaul at Wichita State, Tuesday, November 20